Once you have made the decision to sell you will want to achieve the best price possible, and it’s my job to help you achieve that.
Combined with correct pricing and a strategic marketing plan, an important factor to achieving not only a sale, but the best price possible, is to make sure your home is presented in the best possible way.
First impressions do count!
For most people, their home is their largest single investment, so it’s really important to present your home in the best possible light – most of the time there are no second chances.
Clean it - Spring may have been and gone, but spring cleaning is the name of the game to ensure your home and property is spotless and sparkling for when potential buyers come to view. Windows, kitchen walls, ceilings, floors and bathrooms all need to shine.
Fix it - Hard to open windows, squeaky doors, flaking paint/varnish on window sills. The less a potential buyer has to do, the more interested they will be in your property. You may have to spend a little money on small repairs but the investment will be worth it.
De-clutter it – Now is the time to start packing away small items, ornaments, unused toys, old newspapers, and jam jars in the garage, so that surfaces are 50% clear of ornaments and photographs, and floor space is maximised, which all helps to give the impression of room and space.
The big clean-up – This is the time to have your garden looking it’s best with edges neat, lawns mowed frequently, and if any wooden or paddock fences need fixing or painting – get out those tools and paint brushes. Paths and decks should be weed and moss free and frequently swept.
Autumn and Winter marketing
Although you may be reluctant to list your property for sale throughout winter, this can be a very successful time to market your home.
There is less competition in the marketplace giving your property more exposure to potential buyers and, if your garden and property appears a little bare, this is a time when some early evening photography comes into its own for advertising campaigns.
Those properties with large deciduous trees will benefit from this time with more light being available; important on overcast and dull days.
Consider early evening inspections - a warm and cosy home that is brightly lit can be very inviting on a cold winter’s evening
Many plants have hibernated for winter, leaving bare patches, so use plenty of mulch. This takes care of weeding and gives a nice finished overall look.
Together we can make a plan to increase the marketing potential of your home and give your home the ‘wow’ factor when buyers come to call.
Phone Linda today – Your local Harcourts Lifestyle Specialist